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Transcript: Innovation — Ghana - Asesewa

  1. Montage of Scenes of aerial views of traffic passing along roads of a residential development, citizens walking on the land, a mother lying on a bench holding her child, trucks driving along the road, and citizens passing outside of a building.

    Music In
    Devine Nati (voiceover):
    Poverty levels at this place can be said to be one of the highest in the country. The country as a whole has had problems with infant mortalities. Getting even the required personnel to accept posting to this rural setting wasn't an easy thing to do. My name...
  2. Interior – Asesewa Government Hospital – Day. Medium Close Shot – Devine Nati.

    Devine Nati (continued):
    is Devine Nati. I'm the Health Service Administrator for the Asesewa Government Hospital.
  3. Montage of Shots at the Asesewa Government Hospital, of a sign reading "ASESEWA GOVT. HOSPITAL", rooms full of mechanical equipment, trailers outside, a tower, a clinic, and a woman caring for a baby.

    Devine Nati (voiceover):
    The GE donations have had various impacts on service delivery within this institution. They helped so much in terms of equipment. We have the baby warmers. We have the incubators, the session facilities available. There is one baby who was on that machine for over a month. And it was a joy seeing this baby...
  4. Interior – Asesewa Government Hospital – Day. Medium Close Shot – Devine Nati.

    Devine Nati (continued):
    gaining weight a day after a day, a day after a day.
  5. Montage of Shots of workers caring for babies, patients lying on beds, and people seated outside.

    Devine Nati (voiceover):
    And if I tell you the village from which they came, (chuckles) you just realize that if we had given the baby to them...
  6. Interior – Asesewa Government Hospital – Day. Medium Close Shot – Devine Nati.

    Devine Nati (continued):
    to go home with, the baby would not have survived over a week.
  7. Montage of Scenes of children playing a ballgame, a nurse working in the hospital, and children outside.

    Devine Nati (voiceover):
    I've always been a role model to children and especially girls, young girls in the...
  8. Interior – Asesewa Government Hospital – Day. Medium Close Shot – Devine Nati.

    Devine Nati (continued):
    community. And that gives me so much strength. I feel so happy.
  9. Montage of Scenes of staff at the Asesewa Government Hospital working at their desks, and a doctor studying material under a microscope.

    Devine Nati (voiceover):
    Other people may be coming in to help, and I really do appreciate and I admire them so much. But if we, the indigenous people, apply our talents wherever we find ourselves, whether as a matron...
  10. Interior – Asesewa Government Hospital – Day. Medium Close Shot – Devine Nati.

    Devine Nati (continued):
    as a midwife, as a doctor, as an administrator, whoever...
  11. Montage of Scenes of the people of Ghana working and walking, a man holding a baby, traffic passing on a busy road, and people sitting outdoors.

    Devine Nati (voiceover) (continued):
    if we use our talents to help our people, I feel Ghana will develop better. And it’s a country that I see so much potential in. The people of Ghana are very warm people. And that motivates, and that moves me on. I get encouraged by them.
  12. Interior – Asesewa Government Hospital – Day. Medium Close Shot – Devine Nati.

    Devine Nati:
    I get energized by them. And I continue to do my (unintelligible).
  13. Black. Fade Out to Black.

    Music Out

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